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Hall of Ancient Life

The Harvest Foundation of the Piedmont Hall of Ancient Life greets visitors as the first exhibit gallery with a vast assortment of fascinating displays of ancient creatures and modern science.

Uncovering Virginia

Walk through Virginia's natural history from beginning to present inside the museum's Uncovering Virginia exhibit gallery.

Hahn Hall of Biodiversity

The Hahn Hall of Biodiversity features spectacular African mammal collections, including antelopes, a lion, a hyena, a leopard and more.

Sunday, March 25
Museum Closed
Sunday, April 1
Museum Closed
Wednesday, April 4
Homeschool Science and Engineering Academy -

The Virginia Museum of Natural History is dedicated to providing engaging science and engineering programming to homeschool students. Currently, the museum offers the Homeschool Science and Engineering Academy, a series of bi-monthly programs from September to May designed to supplement students' learning and knowledge of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) based topics.

Sunday, April 8
Museum Closed

Upcoming VMNH Family Festivals

From bugs to dinosaurs and more, VMNH Family Festivals offer fun, educational experiences for visitors of all ages. 

VMNH receives $43,289 BLM grant

Grant to support digitization of major fossil collection from the Cretaceous Period, which includes the only known fossil evidence that Tyrannosaurus rex and Triceratops engaged in battle.

VMNH staff updates

Includes information about new hires, staff updates, and professional service.

31st annual Thomas Jefferson Awards held February 15

The 31st annual Thomas Jefferson Awards ceremony was held February 15, 2018 at the Library of Virginia in Richmond.

The mission of the Virginia Museum of Natural History is to interpret Virginia's natural heritage
within a global context in ways that are relevant to all citizens of the Commonwealth.